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Old 08-26-2006, 07:43 PM   #1
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gcc problems

I am pretty new to linux. I am using Fedora Core 5. I am trying to install gcc, because I need to use it for a programming class. I have used c compilers in windows before. I installed gcc using yum this is what i typed to search for the file I wanted:
[physicsgirl@localhost ~]$ yum list available | grep gcc
compat-gcc-32-c++.i386 3.2.3-55.fc5 core
compat-gcc-32-g77.i386 3.2.3-55.fc5 core
compat-libgcc-296.i386 2.96-135 core
gcc-gnat.i386 4.1.1-1.fc5 updates
gcc-java.i386 4.1.1-1.fc5 updates
gcc-objc.i386 4.1.1-1.fc5 updates
gcc-objc++.i386 4.1.1-1.fc5 updates
[physicsgirl@localhost ~]$

I put my Fedora install DVD in to try to install from the RPMS files on it just in case I did something wrong, but It said a newer version was already installed, so I'm assuming the program is installed correctly. Now I only need to know how to start it up?

Old 08-26-2006, 10:29 PM   #2
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From a commandline try gcc --help or man gcc,

This should you give you more info.
Old 08-26-2006, 10:43 PM   #3
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You should have it already installed. Just type
gcc -v
should give you what version you have
You can use a utility like kate which is similar to notepad
or you can learn vim or emacs.
Old 08-27-2006, 01:16 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by physicsgirl
Now I only need to know how to start it up?
to compile a file run

# gcc -o outputfile yourporgram.c

it will create a binary named outputfile and you will be able to execute it (./outputfile)

PS: thats just the easier/simpliest way to do it; as lordtweety, man gcc is your friend
Old 08-27-2006, 06:26 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone that really helped out a lot. I was expecting a window to pop up, but now it makes sense. I type the source file in a text editor and save it as a .c file and then just use gcc to compile it. Right?


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